Each week we ask a community leader from various industries to have a little fun, peer into their crystal ball and look out 10 years in an effort to predict the future. THIS WEEK: Tiffany O’Donnell, executive director of Iowa Women Lead Change In 10 years … Currently, Iowa women hold 25 percent of top […]

Ames-based Smart Ag has developed a cloud-based platform for driverless tractors in a move designed to build on a trend toward automation in agriculture. The recently released application, AutoCart, automates grain cart tractors, allowing farmers to increase efficiency through better timing and use of existing equipment, the company reports. AutoCart is part of a system […]

An Iowa Department of Education task force has begun meeting to formulate computer science standards for Iowa’s schools. The Computer Science Standards Review Team, established as part of Senate File 274 enacted last year, met Tuesday for the first time. “Computer science is a basic skill in today’s economy, and the goal behind this new […]

To increase STEM interest and achievements throughout the state, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council was developed in 2011 and is made up of leaders in higher education and business, pre-K through 12th-grade educators, and state and local government officials. The STEM council is led by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Kemin Industries President and […]

About three-quarters of women who work in computer programming and other computer-related jobs say they’ve experienced discrimination on the job, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center and reported by Recode.By comparison, 16 percent of men reported discrimination.Respondents to a poll reported sexual harassment, pay disparity and other discrimination.The results come as […]

As the Global Insurance Accelerator begins its fourth class this month in Des Moines, New York-based MetLife has announced the launch of its own insurtech accelerator. The company will host the MetLife Digital Accelerator on its technology campus in Cary, N.C., Digital Insurance reported. The 13-week program, created in partnership with global entrepreneurial network Techstars, follows […]